Leaked Documents Reveal ISIS’s Internal Statehood

A 24-page document, dated 2014 and obtained by the Guardian, contains information on ISIS’s government departments, treasury, and economic plans for self-sufficiency, including centralized control over oil and gas.

Titled “Principles in the administration of the Islamic State”, the document shows that the terrorist organization is also concerned with healthcare, education, and job creation at home. In essence, it is an early blueprint for a nation.

The document also reveals that a year before propaganda surfaced showing child soldiers, ISIS had formed plans to train children on “bearing light arms” and “security portfolio assignments, including checkpoints”.

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